Inside Emma Raducanu's glitzy lifestyle including passion for flash cars, travelling the world and love of fine art | The Sun

WHEN Emma Raducanu won the US Open in 2021 aged just 18, it put the British tennis star on the map.

But off the court, the fashionable and iconic starlet boasts an exciting and fascinating lifestyle.

Her sponsorship deals with the likes of fashion house Dior, Tiffany and Co, British Airways, Porsche and Nike have swelled her net worth.

It is believed Raducanu is sitting on a fortune worth over £10million. That has allowed her to afford life's riches.

She loves motor racing, and as a kid enjoyed go-karting and motocross.

Emma, who has a flashy Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet worth £132,000 has attended the British Grand Prix, and once admitted she would love to follow in Lewis Hamilton's footsteps and race.

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But, the travel-obsessed star is happy to hop around the globe and try new experiences, that she shares with her millions of Instagram followers.

And if it's not tennis or auto racing, she could always become an artist.

Talented Emma has a flair for art, showing off her painting skills on social media.

Here, SunSport takes a look into the life of Raducanu.

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Raducanu was born in Toronto, Canada, in November 2002 before moving to London two years later and growing up in Britain.

Her dad, Ian, is Romanian and her mum, Renee, is Chinese – and the star's heritage is a huge part of her life.

Raducanu previously listed four locations on her official Instagram page: London, Toronto, Bucharest and Shenyang.

According to BBC Sport, she's "quite capable" of speaking Mandarin and loves to watch Taiwanese TV shows.

The youngster also enjoys visiting Romania to see her family and beloved grandmother, Mamiya.

She told the press: "I go back a couple of times a year, stay with her, see her. It's really nice. I love the food, to be honest.

"I mean, the food is unbelievable. And my grandma's cooking is also something special. I do have ties to Bucharest."


One of Raducanu's great passions in life is motorsport, visiting Silverstone to watch Sir Lewis Hamilton win the British Grand Prix in July 2021.

She loved go-karting and motocross as a child and continues to dabble in the sports during her spare time.

And she has become pals with the seven-time F1 champ, who has acted as a mentor during her rise.

Emma was quizzed about aspirations moving forward in 2023 and what she would love to do with her sponsor Porsche. She joked: “Compete in a race with Porsche?!”

Raducanu is also fond of horse riding, tap dancing, golf, skiing, basketball and football – cheering England at major tournaments.

She watched the Three Lions beat Denmark at Wembley in the Euro 2020 semi-final, and claimed the US Open title was coming 'home' after her win.

That is of course a reference to English football's famous "It's Coming Home" chant, which is heard in stadiums when the national team achieves.

She also attended the World Cup final in 2022 between Argentina and France, describing the occasion as "iconic", and is a Spurs fan.


Every celebrity will want to be mates with Raducanu after her success at Flushing Meadows.

Various famous faces, including Boris Johnson, Ant & Dec, Stephen Fry, Nicola Sturgeon and Clare Balding have paid tribute to her success.

Even the late QUEEN published an open letter to congratulate Raducanu on her remarkable triumph – which the tennis star planned to frame.

Raducanu is also mates with Marcus Rashford, with the Manchester United hero offering his support when she crashed out of the tournament in 2021.

She told Vogue: "I was feeling like I let people down, so for him to reassure me like that – I was extremely grateful."

Rashford congratulated Raducanu on her American success, tweeting: "Look at that bounce back… US Open champion, amazing. Congratulations!"

And she went to the same school as sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, although they attended Newstead Wood in Orpington at different times.

Raducanu has not forgotten her roots, taking time out her busy schedule to visit her old primary school on sports day.

She inspired the next generation by handing out medals and playing tennis with the kids, giving them some priceless tips.


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While in 2022, ambitious Emma was awarded an MBE by the King.


Being a tennis pro means you get to travel around the world to some glam places.

But when you are playing, you have very little time to see the sights.

Emma loves travelling, and she makes sure when she has some downtime she explores the globe.

She is keen to show off her passport stamps on Instagram, where she uploads video and pictures.

While her experiences and travel tips are being lapped up by her fans.

In 2023, she was wowed by New York and its local trendy cuisine.

Emma told fans that they have to try a flagel, which she describes as a "squashed bagel".

For Dubai, she recommended anyone who goes to make sure they have air conditioning. "That's a big one for me," she admitted in a video for HSBC's Unforeign Exchange.

Melbourne is another particular favourite for the artsy sports woman, who loves the street art and graffiti to be found in the Australian city.

The culinary delights of Singapore didn't escape Emma either, with her revealing: "My personal favourite [dish there] is black pepper crab."

When she competed at the Chicago Tennis Festival, she revealed her appreciation of the American city, writing: "See you soon Chicago."

As she continues to play on the tour, the Grand Slam winner will continue to check off every major city on the planet.

Life after tennis

The world is truly Emma's oyster.

Injuries have seen her sidelined, including a recurring wrist problem that needed surgery on both hands and an ankle issue that also saw her go under the knife for in 2023.

In that time, she boosted her interests. Art galleries became one of her favourite jaunts, and she visited the National Gallery to enjoy several paintings, taking a snap in front of the Whistlejacket by George Stubbs.

While in the past, she has showed she is a fine painter in her own right on social media.

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Emma is a keen art fanCredit:
With a skill for painting, in her spare time Emma likes to hone her fine art skillsCredit:
On a visit to the National Gallery in London Emma was particularly impressed by the Whistlejacket by George Stubbs.Credit:
A career in arts could be something Emma follows one dayCredit:

On a trip to China, she shared a masterful video of some artwork created.

If there's a career void, being an artist could certainly be her next port of call.

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